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Lizzette Marie Palmer

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Learn Lizzette’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    Employment agreements, non-compete agreements, severance agreements.

  2. Discrimination

  3. Employment and labor
    Board specialized in labor & employment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2001. I represent employers and employees in negotiating employment related agreements and in all types of employment disputes. This includes covenant not to compete and trade secret litigation, breach of contract claims, severance claims, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA and other employment law administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and federal and state court suits.

  4. Sexual harassment
    Agreements: employment, non-compete, severance

  5. Wrongful termination

Trial lawyer also Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in Employment Law. Excellent credentials, elite firm training, and Fortune 200 in house experience. Represent executives, small and large businesses, and individuals. 

Handle employment, change of control, severance agreements, policies, training, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, trade secrets, non-comepte, and unfair labor practice disputes.  Reviewed more than 1000 termination decisions, been responsible for more than 100 employment investigations, and negotiated union agreements.  Consistent track record of successfully resolving employment disputes.  

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Palmer Law pllc
440 Louisiana
Suite 900
Houston, TX, 77002


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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service and Results
I hired Lizzette for an employment issue. She was able to quickly and professionally resolve it in my favor more so than expected while avoiding protracted negotiations. I shopped around and there are attorneys who cost less, but I feel the money spent to hire Lizzette was an excellent investment.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Competent and responsive
Lizzette clearly knows her field of expertise and, unlike many attorneys, she responded quickly to my questions. She was instrumental in helping us reach a successful outcome to our matter.
Posted by Marina | May 26, 2015
A Wealth of Experience showing
Last year (late May,2014) I found myself in a major double bind. On the one hand, I was facing an unfair and inequitable dismissal from my job, a deadline imminent ; on the other I was also recovering from a traumatic experience which made it very difficult for me to be fully available mentally and emotionally. Ms. Palmer took on the challenge, leading a team of support that could respond to the situation in a timely and efficient manner. Her long experience, creativity and integrity were all brought to bear as she designed a viable plan of action to negotiate the best possible settlement with my employer. What impressed me the most at the time were how patiently and skilfully she gathered accurate information from me at a time when my mental faculties were compromised. Empathy, care and compassion were never missing ; she was never condescending, never less than thorough, always resourceful when I was clearly not understanding a question or the importance of a detail. I was kept informed about every step of the legal process and when necessary, translated them into 'lay language for me' . Although she did not hesitate on pressing an issue when she needed to, she maintained a professional and cordial tone in her communications with the opposing party. Once the settlement was concluded, she followed up with clear instructions, answering all questions I presented. . Perhaps the most rewarding outcome of this process was that I knew I was no simply another 'case' she won. She clearly rejoiced with me for the happy resolution of my predicament and with the part she played in it.
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Posted by Connie | May 21, 2015
I needed guidance dealing with labor relations issues with a client group and Lizzette provided recommendations. Lizzette always took time to explain her thought process and was always very quick to respond to any questions that I had.


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Work Experience

  • Assistant General Counsel/Director HR
  • Kinder Morgan
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Enron
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Counsel
  • Ahmad Zavistanos
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Mayor Day n/k/a Andrews Kurth
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Briefing Attorney
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1993
  • Rice University
  • BA
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Petro-chem Employer v Former Officers
  • Bench trial judgment for my client.
  • Oil & Gas Employer v. Former Employee
  • non-suit for my client
  • Oil & Gas Employer v. Former Officer
  • Jury verdict for my client


  • Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Council
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel Section State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel Section Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Council
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Council
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Council
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Council
  • Council
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Board Certified - Labor and Employment Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Labor and Employment Section Lunch
  • Ancillary Proceedings: TRO/TI
  • 2014
  • 27th Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • 2014
  • 26th Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Family & Medical Leave Act
  • 2013
  • Labor & Employment Law Section Lunch
  • Employment Law Issues During Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • Labor & Employment Section Lunch
  • HR Strategies in Downturns: Options other than RIF's
  • 2009
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Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is fair and very knowledgable."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Contracts and agreements Lawyer Lizzette Marie Palmer
Lizzette Marie Palmer
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 29 years